During the holidays, I try to give my friends’ kids some gifts that are not only fun but also educational. The Smithsonian line of toys is a great way for kids to get started in their young engineering experience. Smithsonian has either the Motor-Works or Jet-Works available at Costco. The Motor-Works is a working model of a 4-cylinder engine with valves that move, spark plugs that fire and pistons that drive the crankshaft. The Jet-Works is a jet engine that lets you control the thrust and turbine speed. I myself like the Motor-Works since I’ve always been interested in the way cars work. So jumpstart your child’s interest in the sciences with the Smithsonian Motor-Works or Jet-Works.
|Smithsonian Motor-Works – See for yourself the inner workings of a model engine|
Here are the specs:
Smithsonian Motor-Works or Jet-Works Product InfoCostco Item#: 944982
Costco Price: $18.99
Found at: Costco in Redwood City, CA (2300 Middlefield Rd)
(price and availability may vary per Costco location)
|Smithsonian Jet-Works – Teach your kid about jet engines and how planes take to the skies|
|Deal for the Smithsonian Motor-Works or Jet-Works at Costco|
Smithsonian Motor-Works or Jet-Works – Build a working model of a 4-cylinder engine: Valves rock, spark plugs fire and pistons drive crankshaft. Build a working model of a jet engine: Control the thrust and turbine speed.
- Build a working model
- Moving parts
- Working lights
- Includes 35” x 23” color poster